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Conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from JR Nara Station, Nara Ugaya Guest house provides cozy accommodations with a spacious lounge and free Wi-Fi throughout. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the local area, and coin launderette is available on site.

Popular Nara Park and Todai-ji Temple with the big Buddha are within a 20-minute walk. Kintetsu Nara Station is a 10-minute walk away. Horyu-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site, can be reached within a 12-minute train ride and a 20-minute walk.

Fitted with air conditioning, dormitory rooms feature bunk beds that come with an individual power socket, reading light and curtains. Bathrooms and toilets are shared.

Guest house Ugaya’s lobby lounge offers a Japanese-style seating area as well as a sofa, and a collection of books about Nara, some of which rare. The owner plays traditional lute biwa for guests’ entertainment. Guests can leave their luggage before checking in free of charge, or after the check-out at an extra fee.

Some drinks can be enjoyed at the lounge at night. Guests can have waffles for breakfast at an additional charge.

This is our guests' favorite part of Nara, according to independent reviews.

Nara Ugaya Guesthouse has been welcoming guests since Oct 17, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Nara, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1!


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Amenities of Nara Ugaya Guesthouse
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Linens
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Live music/Performance
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 6 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 6 and up are allowed)

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Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that check-in is not available after 22:00.

Please note that the guest house is closed daily between 11:00 - 15:00. Luggage storage is not available during these hours.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please inform Nara Ugaya Guesthouse of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 奈保生第40-22号

FAQs about Nara Ugaya Guesthouse

  • Check-in at Nara Ugaya Guesthouse is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Nara Ugaya Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Nara Ugaya Guesthouse by:

    • Train 1h

  • Nara Ugaya Guesthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Live music/Performance

  • Nara Ugaya Guesthouse is 1.1 miles from the center of Nara.

  • Room options at Nara Ugaya Guesthouse include:

    • Bed in Dorm
    • Family
    • Twin